September 23, 2016 - KADIST - KADIST fall exhibitions
September 23, 2016


(1) Moshekwa Langa, 2016. (2) Nora Schultz, Centre Dental, Part 2, 2016. (3) Fiamma Montezemolo, detail view of The Three Ecologies, Magazzino, Rome, 2015. (4) Cao Fei, La Town (still), 2014. (5) Mariana Castillo Deball, Untitled, 2014.*

KADIST fall exhibitions
Paris, San Francisco, and offsite
September 6, 2016–January 22, 2017

KADIST fall exhibitions
Paris, San Francisco, and offsite
September 6, 2016–January 22, 2017

19bis-21 rue des Trois Frères
F-75018 Paris

KADIST San Francisco
3295 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110



Moshekwa Langa and Nora Schultz: Corner of the Eye
October 23, 2016–January 22, 2017
Opening: Saturday, October 22, 6–9pm

Intersecting telluric painting and aerial sculpture, Corner of the Eye began with a material affinity between the work of artists Moshekwa Langa and Nora Schultz. Advanced through conversation and an exchange of media over several months, the artists set up studios in Paris for short residencies, working in relation towards a combined exhibition. The exchange continues, through metaphor and proximity, within the exhibition space—where the artists’ works may be interpreted through association, peripherally.

Nora Schultz presents Centre Dental 2 city of teeth built from cellular concrete and metal. Constructed as a film set of a fictional city, the installation is populated by animated sculptures surveyed by drone and go pro. Giving the perception of autonomous objects, the film brings its own vision into view and becomes three dimensional—like a mouth that remains invisible for the one who speaks.

Moshekwa Langa shows new and existing works, combining impressions of a dirt road (Drag paintings) created during a recent trip to his childhood home, with the video piece Where do I begin (2001). The video shows a flow of legs and feet as a line of people step into a bus, a loop in time, returning to a memory, knowing it is going to change.

This exhibition is a collaboration with A4 Arts Foundation (Cape Town).


KADIST San Francisco

Fiamma Montezemolo: The Secret
September 21–October 1, 2016

Artist in conversation with Lucia Sanroman: Saturday, October 1, 5pm

The Secret consists of two installations by Fiamma Montezemolo that straddle the interstices between art, anthropology, ethnography, the self, and the other. Guided by different senses, The Secret’s audience is invited to forge their own pathway through the installations to seek out meaning, replicating a journey from Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “The Ethnographer.” Ultimately it is Borges’ protagonist, Fred Murdock, who reminds us “the secret is not as important as the paths that led [him] to it. Each person has to walk those paths himself."

This exhibition is a collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Institute of Culture (IIC) and is co-curated by Marina Pugliese. It is the third and final installment of Mapping the City, a project initiated by the IIC with the goal of furthering exchanges between Italy and the Bay Area in the field of Visual Arts.


Frozen World of the Familiar Stranger
Exhibition dates at KADIST, San Francisco:
September 21–October 1, 2016
Exhibition dates at KHOJ, New Delhi: December 8–January 11, 2017

Opening: Wednesday, October 12, 6–9pm

Works by: Andrea Bowers, Cao Fei, Steffani Jemison, Chris Johanson, Farideh Lashai, Rodney McMillian, Sahej Rahal, Rachel Rose, Tejal Shah, Himali Singh Soin, Kartik Sood, Ho Tzu Nyen, Adrián Villar Rojas, and Maya Watanabe

Frozen World of the Familiar Stranger reflects upon the uncanny sensation of the ultra-modern global megalopolis, and the increasing sense of alienation we encounter in our flattening world. Elements of this condition are characterized by the stabilizing ambitions of modernization, and the brutal acceleration of global capitalism, which reveal a complex tension between permanence and contingency. Every city contains variants of this tension, while also remaining bound to a particular history, culture, geography, economy, and memory that inform their own urban core.

The exhibition builds upon social psychologist Stanley Milgram’s 1970s theory of “The Familiar Stranger” to consider urban apocalyptic symptoms: physical, environmental, behavioral, psychological, and social. Through works exploring isolation, confinement, collapse, transience, anxieties, and fantasies of inhabiting collective urban space, Frozen World offers an almost satirical point of view on the human condition and what it means to be alive together in the present, and in the constructed future.

The exhibition is a curatorial collaboration between KADIST and KHOJ International Artist’s Association in New Delhi.


KADIST offsite:

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines
September 6–December 4, 2016

Works by: Pio Abad, Mariana Castillo Deball, Kawayan de Guia, Jimmie Durham, Sulaiman Esa, Josh Faught, Edgar Fernandez, Meschac Gaba, Simryn Gill, Sheela Gowda, Ion Grigorescu, Taloi Havini, He Xiangyu, Ho Siu-Kee, James T. Hong, Peter Kennedy & John Hughes, So Wai Lam, Ocean Leung, Li Binyuan, Li Ran, José Maceda, Prabhakar Pachpute, Pratchaya Phinthong, Redza Piyadasa, Motoyuki Shitamichi, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Walter Smetak, Valerie Snobeck, Truong Cong Tung, Haegue Yang, Trevor Yeung, Tuguldur Yondonjamts, and Dominique Zinkpe

Kadist (Paris/San Francisco), Para Site (Hong Kong), and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila present the first iteration of a transforming exhibition traveling in Asia. Curated by Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero, the exhibition addresses several intertwined lines of tension and narratives found today in the fields of artistic and cultural production, and contemporary thought in the Asian continent and beyond. While many of the stories represented are occurring occur within Asia, the itinerant exhibition also tries to understand their transformations by tracing their echoes, resonances, and mirrored shadows outside the region’s shores, near and far.


*(1) Moshekwa Langa, 2016. (2) Nora Schultz, Centre Dental, Part 2, 2016. Video stills. Courtesy of the artist. (3) Fiamma Montezemolo, detail view of The Three Ecologies, Magazzino, Rome, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Magazzino Gallery, Rome. (4) Cao Fei, La Town (still), 2014. Single-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Kadist. (5) Mariana Castillo Deball, Untitled, 2014. Laserchrome print mounted on dibond. Courtesy of the artist.

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